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“Two mansions” trip is a nice jump into the history of Polish literature and a nice visit to Oblęgorek and Nagłowice.

We start our tour with a small palace in Oblęgorek – the place of the Nobel prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz. To clarify the origin of the place – it was a gift from “the Nation” for the important role that Sienkiewicz played in keeping a national spirit in Polish society at that time being depraved of its own country.

Henryk Sienkiewicz (5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Polish writer known for his Nobel Prize winning book “Quo Vadis”. Subsequently, there were several films produced on the basis of the book.

1. Quo Vadis?  by Lucien Nonguet and Ferdinand Zecca, 1901, France (silent film).

2.Quo Vadis?  by Enrico Guazzoni1912, Italy ( silent film).

3. Quo Vadis  by Gabriello D’Annunzio and Georg Jacoby1924, Italy (silent film).

4. Quo Vadis  by Mervyn LeRoy1951, USA

5. Quo vadis?  by Franco Rossi1985, Italy (tv series).

6. Quo vadis  by Jerzy Kawalerowicz2001, Poland.

The palace, by Hugo Kuder, built in 1900 – 1902. A huge, picturesque garden designed by famous Warsaw gardener Franciszek Szanior surrounds the palace. The estate  (he house with farm buildings, 270 ha of land, 60 cattles, 6 horses, farm machines) is a national gift on the 25th anniversary of his literacy work.
The pedestal is famous because of the picture below.
Henryk Sienkiewicz with his daughter and son. When you look more carefully you will also notice that there is a dog on the column.
A study desk of Henryk Sienkiewicz. He ordered it in Warsaw to have it in Oblęgorek. On this desk he wrote ‘In the desert and wilderness’ , a book for teenagers.

You can compare today’s view of Oblęgorek with the palace during the life of the author..
I could not resist selfie. Though my intention was not to publish the picture I decided to do it to show when I had taken it (mask).
Henryk Sienkiewicz and Kazimierz Pochwalski during their trip along Bosfor. Pochwalski started painting it in 1889 and completed in …1940.
Henryk Sienkiewicz with his daughter in Lausanne in 1916. The author died the very same year on 15.11.1916 in Vevey, Switzerland.
Pictures from corridor. The main subject is hunting.
The tableu above was another anniversary gift from Jan Mieczkowski’s photo company. It is a display of nine photograps of Sienkiewicz in different phases of his life.
The writer’s pen.

To learn more about the place and do the on-line tour visit:

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